summer 2021 - recent communications
YEAR 13 RESULTS DAY - TUESDAY 10TH AUGUST (8:30 - 10:00)
YEAR 11 RESULTS DAY - THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST (9:00 - 11:00)
Please complete the google form to inform us of whether you will be attending to collect your results or would like to have your results emailed to your school email address.
|Tutor Group||Collection Time|
SUMMER 2021 APPEALS PROCESS
For priority appeals email firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Douglas, Exams Officer will email the student a copy of the interactive JCQ Student Request Form for Centre Reviews and Appeals (saved in the candidate’s name and candidate number) as an attachment. For non priority appeals students should complete the google form.
You may decide to try and improve your summer grade by taking an Autumn Re-sit. The DfE has confirmed that the school will pay the re-sit entry fee.
A-Level/ Level 3
Please complete the KS5 Google form if you would like to be entered for an Autumn Series exam. The school's entry deadline for Level 3 exams is 12 noon on Monday 5th September.
A-Level exams will be taken in October 2021
Please complete the KS4 Google form if you would like to be entered for an Autumn Series exam. The school's entry deadline for GCSE exams is 12 noon on Thursday 30th September.
GCSE exams will be taken in November 2021 - please see the timetable here
EXAM CERTIFICATES FROM SUMMER 2020
Exam Certificates are now available to collect from school by appointment. Please email the Exams Officer, email@example.com to arrange a suitable time. If you are unable to attend in person, your certificate may be collected by a parent/guardian as long as you give your signed consent. The person collecting the certificate on your behalf would need to bring the letter of consent and photo ID
EXAM INFORMATION and Advice for Summer 2021
Academic achievement is of the utmost importance in every student’s life. When an individual attains the best set of qualifications it opens doors to their future aspirations and career choices. Here at Stokesley School, we provide ourselves on providing a centre for excellence within our examinations preparation and provision. We cater for all of our students, ensuring every individual, whatever their needs, have the best environment for success.
In order to prepare and develop all our students for the examinations they will sit in Y11 and Y13 we begin to introduce students to revision techniques in Y7. This is developed across KS3 and KS4 to fully prepare them for the independent study sessions at Sixth Form and beyond.
The skills they learn allow them to fully prepare for testing in the classroom setting as well as sitting formal examinations. Thus allowing them to feel confident when it comes to the public examination series. Ensuring students are familiar with the proceedings and are comfortable in their settings allows them to perform at their best. We request that our parents/carers ensure their children attend all examinations to give them the best possible chance at success. Please note that for public examinations, only a doctor's letter will suffice for absence. Please see the JCQ regulations.
Yr11 PARENTAL SUPPORT MATERIAL
Yr13 PARENTAL SUPPORT MATERIAL
STUDY SKILLS VIDEOS
If you're looking for some ideas to kick start your revision, or if you're feeling like you need some new ideas and techniques to keep you motivated, why not watch one or more of our new Study Skills Videos. Short and snappy (never more than 5 minutes), they aim to provide you with a strategy to try to enhance your revision and help you to retain the information that you're studying. We hope you find them useful.
RECENT LETTERS HOME
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For the vast majority of students at both GCSE and A Level we are confident that you will have what you need for the next stage of your education or training. If you have what you need then well done and congratulations, it’s been a tough year for you. Please remember that your final grades are just as valid and meaningful as any other year.
Most of these FAQs are designed for those of you who may not have what you need or may need further advice and support. This is a very unusual year for the school as well as for you. Some of us are in school over the results period to manage the results process. If you have a query or a question please read the information below first, look at the additional information available on our website, and then, if appropriate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. This will make it easier for us to direct your enquiry to the right place.
GCSE & VOCATIONAL GRADE EQUIVALENCIES
At Stokesley we offer a range of vocational qualifications in year 10 and 11 to complement our more traditional GCSE courses. These are currently available in child development, creative imedia, engineering, event operations, health and social care, hospitality, and ICT. These courses are not easier options, but instead offer a more work-related programme that is assessed throughout rather than wholly at the end. Students complete portfolio work through the two years of study with an external exam that all goes towards deciding their final grade.
Vocational courses do not use the same grading system of 9 - 1 like GCSEs. Instead they use a pass, merit, distinction grading system, although the exact number of grades differs between qualification. The equivalence between these and GCSEs (old and new) are shown below. The brackets show how these appear on students reports.
GRADE EQUIVALENCIES TABLE
|Old GCSE Grade (no longer used)||New GCSE Grade||Child Development
Health and Social Care
|9||Level 2 Distinction*
|Level 2 Distinction*
|A||7||Level 2 Distinction
|Level 2 Distinction
|B||6||Level 2 Merit
|Level 2 Merit
|C||4||Level 2 Pass
|Level 2 Pass
|D||3||Level 1 Distinction
|E||2||Level 1 Merit
Level 1 Pass
|F/G||1||Level 1 Pass